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Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

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Browsing by Call Number

Most Literature books fall within the P call range on our Upper Level:

P     Philology. Linguistics PA   Greek and Latin languages and literatures

PB   Modern languages. Celtic languages

PC   Romanic lnaguages

PD   Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages

PE   English language

PF   West Germanic languages

PG   Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian languages

PH   Uralic and Basque languages

PJ   Oriental languages and literatures

PK   Indo-Iranian languages and literatures

PL   Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania

PM   Hyperborean, Indian, and artifical languages

PN   Literature (General)

PQ   French, Italian, spanish, and Portuguese literatures

PR   English literature

PS   American literature

PT   Germanic and Scandinavian literatures

PZ   Fiction and juvenile belles lettres

Searching the catalog

Use the following terms to fully explore library holdings in these common subjects.

General Literature Subject Headings:

Literature - History and criticism

English literature--19th century--History and criticism

Poetry - History and criticism

Drama - History and criticism

Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Interviews

Authors, American--biography
Authors, English--biography

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